POSTER STAMPS AND LABELS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

      INTRODUCTION

      STATISTICS

      UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

      SOLVED MYSTERIES!

       SUMMER GAMES
1894 - Modern Games Founded
1896 - I Olympiad - Athens
1900 - II Olympiad - Paris
1904 - III Olympiad - St. Louis
1906 - Intercalated Games - Athens
1908 - IV Olympiad - London
1912 - V Olympiad - Stockholm
1913 - Berlin prepares for 1916 games
1914 - 20th Anniversary of Rebirth of Games
1916 - VI Olympiad - Berlin
1920 - VII Olympiad - Antwerp
1924 - VIII Olympiad - Paris
      - Post Cards
1928 - IX Olympiad - Amsterdam
1932 - X Olympiad - Los Angeles
1936 - XI Olympiad - Berlin
1940 - XII Olympiad - Tokyo
      - XII Olympiad - Helsinki
      - New Zealand Centennial Games
1944 - XIII Olympiad - London
      - German POW Games
1948 - XIV Olympiad - London

1952 - VI Winter Games - Oslo

Official Poster and Emblem for 1952 Winter Games in Oslo

The IOC decided not to increment the number for the Winter Games until they'd actually been held, so 1948 was V, and 1952 was VI.

The following poster stamps were issued for the 1952 Winter Games:

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      STILL MISSING

      ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

      UPDATE HISTORY

       SUMMER GAMES
1952 - XV Olympiad - Helsinki
1956 - XVI Olympiad - Melbourne
      - XVI Olympiad - Stockholm
1960 - XVII Olympiad - Rome
1964 - XVIII Olympiad - Tokyo

       WINTER GAMES
1924 - I Winter Games - Chamonix
1928 - II Winter Games - St Moritz
1932 - III Winter Games - Lake Placid
1936 - IV Winter Games - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1940 - V Winter Games - Sapporo
      - V Winter Games - St Moritz
      - V Winter Games - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1944 - V Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo
1948 - V Winter Games - St Moritz
1952 - VI Winter Games - Oslo
1956 - VII Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo
1960 - VIII Winter Games - Squaw Valley
1964 - IX Winter Games - Innsbruck

       OTHER TOPICS
      - U.S. OLYMPIC SHIELD DECALS
      - Workers' Olympics


#1952-W-1
DuBois listing:

1. "DE VI OLYMPISKE VINTERLEKER OSLO 1952" in a dark blue, 1mm circle, above: "VI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES NORWAY 1952" below; within the circle: a double-towered edifice in white, with Olympic rings superimposed thereon, in various shades of blue; background is light blue; border is thin, dark blue line.

20x27mm, perf 14, text in circle is white, lower text, below circle, is dark blue ... $2.50


#1952-W-2
DuBois listing:

2. German Fund Label: "OSLO 1952 DEUTSCHE OLYMPISCHE GESELL-SCHAFT SPENDEN-MARKE 10 PFG" above a winter landscape with Olympic rings and ski parts.

29x44mm, perf 10, colors red & blue ... $4.00

(German Olympic Society; Donation Stamp-10 pfennigs)


NOT IN DUBOIS


#1952-W-x1
Registration label
Olympiakvarter
Olympic Quarter


Norway issued three semi-postal stamps for the 1952 Winter Games.

Austria issued one semi-postal stamp for the 1952 Winter Games.


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